hodograph







hodograph


hodograph [hod-uh-graf, -grahf] ExamplesWord Origin noun Mathematics, Mechanics.

  1. the figure described by the extremity of a vector that has a fixed origin and a position vector equal to the velocity of a moving particle.

Origin of hodograph 1840–50; Greek hod(ós) way + -o- + -graph Examples from the Web for hodograph Historical Examples of hodograph

  • There is also the extremely ingenious invention of the hodograph.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 8

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  • So that we have in the circling electro-magnetic Aether currents a physical explanation for the Hodograph of any planet.

    Aether and Gravitation

    William George Hooper

  • Thus for a circular orbit with the centre of force at an excentric point, the hodograph is a conic with the pole as focus.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8

    Various

  • The annexed fig. 70 exhibits the various cases, with the hodograph in its proper orientation.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8

    Various

  • In the motion of a projectile under gravity the hodograph is a vertical line described with constant velocity.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 8

    Various

  • British Dictionary definitions for hodograph hodograph noun

    1. a curve of which the radius vector represents the velocity of a moving particle

    Derived Formshodographic, adjectiveWord Origin for hodograph C19: from Greek hodos way + -graph

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